Remain Da 1
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Remain Da 1


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The best kept secret in music


"Remain Da 1 Interview"

RagoMagazine: What sort of thing influences you because your music is very thought provoking?

Remain Da 1: Thanks! Honestly, I want to make songs that hurt the heart and give the people something to think about. I think a lot of artists now, put songs together in 3-4 minutes and with well-known producers attached, those songs sell. Don't get me wrong, I definitely have some street & club bangers that you haven't heard yet, BUT my primary focus is to give the listener more than a CrackerJack prize at the end of the album. "That's what real MCs do!" - Rago Magazine (UK)

"WonderTwinz pick Remain Da 1 as their "Who Got Next?" Artist of the Week"

"This CD [Sampler] has got like 6 tracks on it and every single track is dope but, yet every single track is different" - Sirius Satellite Radio

"Sirius Satellite/WonderTwinz"

"He touches on alot of different topics that alot of cats and MCs just aren't doing". "Yall definitely need to look out for this cat" - Sirius Satellite


The single "Imagine That" featuring Shannone Holt has gotten spins on Sirius Satellite/Hip-Hop Nation.


Feeling a bit camera shy


This Jersey City (NJ) native, born Kendell Wright a.k.a Remain Da 1, first picked up the mic back in 1988. As high school came about, Remain Da 1 joined three other MCs to form the group Brothas Grim. The group garnered acclaim on the local level with their 1995 performance at the Victoria 5 in Harlem (the show also included a then unsigned Big Pun of Full-E-Clips). Later that same year the four members disbanded, electing to pursue their academic studies, which included a teaching degree for Remain Da 1. He may be the last of a dying breed of MCs. He can rhyme about so many different topics, always connecting the listener to his vision. His punch lines leave listeners chuckling and intrigued. As Sirius Satellite DJs, The WonderTwinz explain, "Remain Da 1 touches on a lot of topics that other MCs just aren't doing". Remain Da 1 is lyrically sound, able to astound listeners with his acapella freestyles on the corner OR score hoorays with his full scale songs. He has joints that address issues of relationships, body images, pressures, and everyday stress. And of course he has hardcore joints for the streets as well!